- Rainbow Acres Ranch for Mentally Handicapped Adults
- How to Reach Your Goal
- Alternative Goal Planning
- How to Compensate for What We Lack in Ability
- You are a Person of Value and Worth
- So We’re Different
- God Doesn’t Make Junk! He Made You / God Created You for a Reason
Ralph Showers left the pastoral ministry to pursue a lifelong dream of starting a facility for handicapped people.
Ralph was moving a small feed barn from Camp Verde, to the edge of town where the ranch was located. While riding atop the barn and moving telephone wires, so they wouldn’t obstruct the transport, he backed into a low-hanging power line carrying 7,200 volts of electricity. This accident necessitated the amputation of both of his hands and both forearms. In spite of this accident (or perhaps because of this accident),
Ralph’s dream became a reality…. With the help of supporters that appeared to be coming out of the woodwork, Rainbow Acres ranch for mentally handicapped adults opened its doors.
Ralph continued his involvement with Rainbow Acres, serving not just as ‘Founder’, but also as ‘President and Director of Fund Development and Public Relations’.
Ralph has also been instrumental in starting many similar facilities across the United States and in foreign countries.
Ralph has written four books. One simply titled “Rainbow Acres”, is the story of his life, the accident where Dr. Showers lost his hands and forearms, and the beginning of Rainbow Acres.
The second is called “TLC for MRA: Total Life Concept for Mentally Retarded Adults”.
His third book, “Reach for a Rainbow”, is the story of the building of Rainbow Acres.
The fourth book, “Pickin’ Rainbows”, tells about the building of Sunburst Farm, Starlite Cattle Co. and Rainbow’s American Dream.
Ralph Edwards, host of “This is Your Life” television show, surprised Ralph Showers with his life showcased on NBC. U.S. News and World Report, did a write-up about Rainbow Acres entitled ” New Doors Open for America’s Retarded”.
This was followed by an article in Reader’s Digest, and another article in People Magazine.
Dr. Showers was honored by the State University Alumni Association for “professional excellence” as Alumnus of the Year. Ralph was given the Sammy Award by the Samaritan Health Service organization and the Samaritan Medical Foundation.
Ralph has brought stirring messages of life, faith and triumph to hundreds of thousands of people all over the United States.
He took part in a very successful preaching and lecturing tour to the Soviet Union. Ralph traveled to Japan for a similar tour and to share the Rainbow Acres program with the Japanese people.
Ralph Showers will make a positive difference whether your next meeting is spiritual or secular!
“It gives me great pleasure to commend you on the wonderful work you are doing. . . . You have my great admiration and I want to wish you continued success in your efforts as you enrich the lives of your fellowmen.”
Ronald Reagan, President White House United States of America
“Dr. Showers, there is a ton of research done on the unparalleled “healing” benefit that comes with humor, joy and laughter. There was certainly no shortage of that in the time spent with you! It is our sincere hope that you will make yourself available at our next conference.”
“The students at the high school were amazed at your speech and there was just a positive outlook on everyone for the rest of the morning. Your speech opened a door and showed them that people with disabilities, a low IQ, or low self-esteem given to them by people who think they are worthless, can in fact succeed. We were all really impressed with the goals you set and your will to succeed.”
Books by Dr. Ralph Showers